Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
|Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more|
Share This Thread:
|Subscribe to this Thread||Thread Tools|
|05-08-2015, 09:40 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
NBA fines Clippers' Barnes
Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for directing inappropriate language at a courtside fan who turned out to be Houston star James Harden's mother.
Barnes made the comments to Monja Willis during the Clippers' Game 2 loss in Houston on Wednesday night.
"We've made our peace," Barnes said Friday before Game 3. "We've spoken twice since the incident. She said something, I said something back. I've heard speculation of what I've likely said, which is crazy."
Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he wasn't pleased about the incident, especially because it involved someone off the court.
"I made that clear to Matt and the entire team," he said before the game.
Barnes is an emotional player who has played his entire 12-year career with a chip on his shoulder.
"He has a crazy amount of intensity and sometimes it goes the wrong way," Rivers said. "It's our fault 100 percent, but people say stuff that is bogus to our guys and coaches and nothing ever happens. Even knowing that, you still have to be above it."